After many years and years of waiting, Kawasaki is now offering two new full-fledged, race-ready, off-road motorcycles for you to buy. Kawasaki KX100 and KX250F are among the most successful off-road in their respective classes. And the best part is that they are priced at Rs 4.68 lakh and Rs 7.14 lakh respectively (ex-Delhi).
Talking about it why this is a great deal at this price, for starters, since these bikes aren’t road legal, they don’t have to be registered. That means the price you see is what you will pay to get your hands on them. But you have to loose your pocket for it shipping charges.
But there will be no pesky registration fees or other taxes. And here is what making us smile even more – both bikes aren’t all that more expensive than they are in the USA.
Kawasaki KX100 and KX250F and their Specifications
The KX100 is Kawasaki’s Supermini motocross bikes and is the bridge between their minimotos and the full-size machines. In that sense, it is larger in dimension than the mini-bikes and is almost a full-size motorcycle.
Engine and Power: It uses a 99cc, two-stroke motor that is liquid cooled and carburetted with Kawasaki’s power valve system, KIPS, that varies the exhaust port open time and ignition timing to offer a wider, more usable power spread.
It runs a 36mm inverted fork up front that is adjustable for compression damping and gets 275mm of travel. The rear suspension is a Uni-Trak monoshock system with adjustable preload, compression and rebound offering 275mm of travel. The entire bike weighs just 77kg, so it’s perfect for the young ‘uns.
The bigger of the two motorcycles, the KX250F is the most winningest motorcycle in its class. It’s a full-size motocross machine and performs as such too.
Engine and Power: The 250 uses a 249cc liquid-cooled motor that uses dual injectors to bridge the lack of mid-range usability. It also gets a segment-first launch control system that helps you keep your front wheel down for that perfect holeshot.
It is built around an aluminium perimeter frame and uses fully adjustable suspension all around. The front uses Showa’s SFF fork that is now becoming a benchmark across off-road bikes and can also be seen on the Kawasaki Versys 650 that is sold in India.
The rear is a Showa monoshock that is mounted with Kawasaki’s Uni-Trak linkage system. Both suspensions offer 310mm of travel, and you also get 330mm of ground clearance. At 107kg, which is in the same ballpark as the other 250s out there.